There is a new website for the Good Counsel Network which has information about their work in saving unborn children and helping mothers to make a real, informed and supported choice when pressured towards having an abortion. They also support women who have had an abortion and are suffering. The help that the GCN offers is practical and immediate. If you or someone you know is pregnant and worried, go to the Real Help page.
The GCN also has a new blog with the good title Maria Stops Abortion. Mary O'Regan has a good post on the modern day "Alfies" who continue to abuse women and children. (The reference is to a 1960s Michael Caine film which epitomised the worst of the sexual revolution of that era.)
There is also an opportunity for any of you who feel that you maybe have a little more money in the bank than you really need and that some of it really should go in christian charity to a deserving cause. As of a couple of days ago, the Good Counsel had £50 in the bank, and needed £445 to buy the week's food vouchers. They are supporting fourteen Mothers and their children, whose only support is this small weekly voucher. You can donate online or transfer money into our Barclays Bank account, Good Counsel Network, sort code 20-29-37, account number 40055352.
And remember to pray for the GCN. they have particularly requested a Novena to St Rita. Here is the prayer:
Holy Patroness of those in need, St. Rita, you were humble, pure and patient. Your pleadings with your divine Spouse are irresistible, so please obtain for me from our risen Jesus the request I make of you, that Good Counsel will raise the funds they need and my own request (mention it).Please do whatever you can. We can all talk the talk but we also have to walk the walk...
Be kind to me for the greater glory of God, and I shall honour you and sing your praises forever.
Glorious St. Rita, you miraculously participated in the sorrowful passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Obtain for me now the grace to suffer with resignation the troubles of this life, and protect me in all my needs. Amen.
Our Father, Hail, Mary, Glory be to the Father..